Carole Berndt is set to leave RBS and join ANZ as managing director of global transaction banking in May.

Berndt is currently the global head of transaction services at RBS in the UK, a role she has held since October 2013. Before this she was head of global transaction services for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She has also held positions at Citigroup, American Express, Allianz and ING.

In her new position she will be based in Hong Kong and report to ANZ CEO of international and institutional banking Andrew Géczy.

Commenting on the appointment, Géczy says: “Carole has deep international banking experience, having worked in senior roles across Europe, America, Asia and Australia. Her appointment is another example of how ANZ continues to attract high-calibre bankers to support the build-out of our client offering.”

Alan Huse will continue to serve as acting managing director of global transaction banking until Berndt joins.